Photos of Kohat

Kohat Pictures: General view of King Gate, Kohat - Photos, Images of KohatBrief History: Kohat city is the Headquarters of Kohat District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (Formerly NWFP) located on the left bank of Kohat Toi River. The town, centers around a 19th century British fort, built on the site of an old Sikh fortress. The old town is enclosed by a wall with 14 gates.
The main tribe of Kohat is Bangash but it is also occupied by Orakzai, Khattak (Main sub tribes of Khattaks in Kohat are Barak Khattak and Seeni Khattaks), Shinwari, Afridi, Banoori, Awan, Bukhari, Akhunzada , Qureshi and more . It was earlier also known as ‘Bangash Valley’ along with Hangu. The residents of Kohat speak Pashto and Hindko. Urdu being National language is also spoken and understood.
Kohat is the terminus railway station of Kohat-Jand railway line. It was also the terminus station of a narrow gauge railway line which connected it with Thall. This railway line was closed in 1991.

Aerial view of Kohat City and Kohat Airfield. This photo taken from 7000 feet altitude shows Kohat City and Kohat airfield. Darra Adam Khel mountains are at the back while Malakand and Swat Mountains can also be seen in the far distance. Photo by Hydaspes’ Lightbox.

Kohat Photos - Aerial view of Kohat city and Kohat airfield

Friendship Tunnel, KohatThe Kohat Tunnel, also called “Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel”, was constructed with Japanese help.  Its length is 1.2 miles (1.9 km). It was opened for traffic in June 2003. The tunnel serves as a shorter, alternate route to the Kotal Pass, situated between Peshawar and Kohat, thus saving travel time by 20 minutes. Long-bodied vehicles that previously couldn’t negotiate the sharp bends on the Kotal Pass, have now got access to the Indus Highway.

Internal View of Kohat Tunnel. Photo by Dashing Khattak.

Kohat Pictures: An Internal view of Kohat Tunnel with wonderful lights - Photos, Images of Kohat

Kohat Toll Plaza

Pictures of Kohat;Photos of Kohat; Photo of Kohat Toll Plaza

King Gate, Kohat 

Kohat Pictures: General view of King Gate, Kohat  - Photos, Images of Kohat

Entrance of Kohat Air Base. Kohat Air Base was commissioned by Royal Air Force for operational purposes in 1922 to meet the threat posed by tribesmen of the northern and western areas of the Frontier Province. Kohat was one of the three Air Bases in the region, the other two being Peshawar and Risalpur.

Kohat Pictures: A fighter plane displayed at the entrance of Kohat Air Base - Photos, Images of Kohat

Kohat University of Science and Technology. Photo by Irfan Saeed.

Kohat Pictures: A view of the Building of Kohat University of Science & Technology - Photos, Images of Kohat

A Panoramic View of Kohat University of Science & Technology. Photo by Afaq Hussain.

Kohat Pictures: A view of the Building of Kohat University of Science & Technology located on a height with overcast black clouds - Photos, Images of Kohat

Entrance Gate of Cadet College KohatPhoto contributed by Brig (R) Anwar Khan. The little boy in the picture is his grandson, Ayaan Khan.

Cadet College Kohat, Main Gate - Images/Pictures of Kohat

BISE (Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education) Kohat. Photo by Nasir Saeed Khattak.

Kohat Pictures: A view of the Building of BISE (Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education) Kohat - Photos, Images of Kohat

Fruit Vendors in a Bazaar at Kohat. The mountain in the background is called Dosaray Ghar (Hill with two tops), though one can see three tops. While Britishers used to call it ‘Old Woman’s Nose’. Photo by friend_faraway -Back home from Nepal.

Pictures of Kohat; Photo of fruit vendors at a Bazaar in Kohat - Photos of Kohat

Spitfire Mark VIIIe Aircraft at Royal Air Force Base Kohat, 1946. This Spitfire Mk VIIIe was with No.2 Sqn from 20 Jan 1946. It was written off on 29th Jan 1947, when Pilot Officer Pat Callaghan belly landed the aircraft in Kohat airfield. The aircraft engine had caught fire after an oil leak during circuit and landing practice. Photo by Arun Agnihotri.

Kohat Rare Pictures: Spitfire Mark VIII e aircraft parked at Royal Air Force Aerodrome Kohat, 1946 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

A Hawker Hurricane Aircraf Flying near Kohat, 1946. Photo by Arun Agnihotri.

 Kohat Rare Pictures: A Hawker Hurricane plane flying near Kohat, 1946 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

A Hunting Party in Kohat, 1930. Commanding officer Grahame Donald, a senior RAF pilot, is sitting second left middle row.

 Kohat Rare Pictures: Two British officers with a Hunting Party in Kohat, 1930 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

An Old Black & White Photo of a Cobbler in Kohat. The signboard shows that Bannu is 79 miles away.

Kohat Rare Pictures: An Old Black & White photo of a cobbler in Kohat under a signboard showing Bannu 79 miles away - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

A Bazar in Kohat, April 1919

Kohat Rare Pictures: General view of a Bazar in Kohat, April 1919 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Kohat in 1919  (‘Old Woman’s Nose’ in the Background). The mountain in the background is called Dosaray Ghar (Hill with two tops), though one can see three tops. While Britishers used to call it ‘Old Woman’s Nose’.

 Kohat Rare Pictures: An old view of Kohat in 1919, the mountain peak called "Old Woman's Nose" is in the background and a mosque in the middle ground - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Mule Lines of 52nd Sikhs Regiment at Kohat, 1919

 Kohat Rare Pictures: Mule Lines of 52nd Sikhs Regiment at Kohat, 1919 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Living Lines of Soldiers and Quarter Guard of 52nd Sikhs Regiment at Kohat, 1919 

Kohat Rare Pictures: Living Lines of Soldiers and Quarter Guard of 52nd Sikhs Regiment at Kohat, 1919 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Lines of 52nd Sikhs, Kohat, 1919 

 Kohat Rare Pictures: Lines of 52nd Sikhs Regiment, Kohat 1919, "Old Woman's Nose" peak in the background - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Another View of Lines of 52nd Sikhs, Kohat, 1919

 Kohat Rare Pictures: Another photo showing Lines of 52nd Sikhs, Kohat 1919 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

St. Augustine’s Church, Kohat in February 1916. Photo by emmyeustace.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Augustine's Church, Kohat in 1916

A Football Match in Kohat, 1910

 Kohat Rare Pictures: Army soldiers playing a Football match in Kohat, 1910 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

Government House, Kohat, 1906

 Kohat Rare Pictures: A rare photo of Government House at Kohat in 1906 - Extremely Old Photos of Kohat

A Cricket Match in Kohat, 1860sSt. Augustine’s Church is visible at the background.

A cricket match in Kohat, 1860s: Old Pictures of Kohat

Kohat Cantonment Railway Station, 1900s

Kohat Cantonment railway station, 1900s: Old Pictures of Kohat

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Comments

  1. A U K Malik says:

    Nice work. Well done!!
    However, there are some more tribes living in Kohat. You may like to update.

  2. Hamza Naeem says:

    Very beautiful pictures, Maasha Allah.

  3. M Tayyab Paracha says:

    I am very happy to see these pictures and appreciate the effort. Some more photographs are also available,tayyabparacha@yahoo.com